good photoshop book?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Keebler, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a self-training tutorial type book on photoshop. i'm used to corel photo paint and recently started using photoshop more (as I begin to see and understand it's an industry standard). I know how to do certain things, but i'm wondering if a self-training book would serve me well. i've looked at some night college courses, but they seem to start at the very basics and i would consider myself to be at an intermediate level.

    i was look at "How To Wow: Photoshop For Photography" by Jack Davis. Seems like a good book.

    i create photo slideshows as part of my business. I scan, retouch and restore colour for photos quite often. I've become quite fast (and i think good) at fixing photos, but i'd like to learn a proper way if possible.

    Also, the faster I become at editing, the faster I can turnaround projects for my clients.

    any suggestions are welcome.

    Cheers,
    keebler
     
  2. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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  3. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    You posted this in the photography forum, so I assume you are wanting to use Photoshop to enhance your photos.

    This is the best book I've ever come across for learning Photoshop for photography purposes. Highly, highly, highly recommended:

    Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers

    There's a CS1 version as well.
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've had the book for Photoshop version 7 and it's great. The author also writes regularly for What Digital Camera.
     
  5. compuwar macrumors 601

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    I really like Scott Kelby's books. Nobody I've ever recommended them to has been disappointed with what they've learned.
     
  6. purelithium macrumors 6502

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    Another vote here!
     
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    Agreed. He's the editor of Photoshop User magazine.
     
  10. Yakamoto macrumors 6502

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    I'll second or third Scott Kelby.
    He makes it fun, and give you several different methods to do the same task.
     
  11. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    I like her book as well. I have that book along with her "masking" book. As someone on this thread already mentioned, Photoshop for Photographers (by Martin Evening) is good. Scott Kelby's books tend to include too much of bad jokes (I completed his Photoshop for Digital Photographers book). How to Cheat in Photoshop is a good one as well. Of course, Adobe's own Classroom series is good. One-on-One book by Deke McClelland also helped me learn PS.

    I am now going through Photoshop CS2 Wow! book and Skin (The complete guide to digitally lighting, photographing, and retouching faces and bodies).
     
  12. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Yeah ..... Scott Kelby gets my vote as well :)


    FJ
     
  13. bozigle macrumors regular

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    While you're on that dude,
    you got a podcast with little tutorials (don't expect 3days workshop) from http://www.photoshopguys.com/
    every monday for free

    bozigle
     
  14. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hi everyone,

    just wanted to SHOUT out a huge THANKS! for all the feedback! :)

    i ordered the restoration book by katrin E and i'm going to check out the classroom in a book title. once i muddle through those, i'll see if i need more.

    and thanks for the thought on the podcast! I'm dloading those right now! :)

    Thanks. i really appreciate it.

    Cheers,
    Keebler
     
  15. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

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    hey mashny! I just wanted to say a huge THANKS! for recommending this book.

    it's now my 'bible' and has taught me much in the way of speeding up my restorations and providing insight to a better (and probably proper) way of fixing photos.

    thanks mang!
    Cheers,
    Keebler
     

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